Censored - when the revolution could not be televised
7 Sep - 10 Sep 2016 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM past event
Auckland Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
Among other things, the discussions focus on:
- The challenges that the artist of the apartheid era went through. Considering that there was no freedom of speech at the time.
- A long history of live performance events’ visual scenery, lighting, costume amplification and a shorter history of visual projection and sound amplification reinforcement.
- The aesthetics of music along with its historically rich character often make it a popular sampling choice for producers and musicians from other genres. Getting to know whose song you are sampling and the rights attached thereto.
- The role of artist management, expectation of management from the artist and vice versa, management of touring artists, business negotiations and relationship dynamics is everyday activities of an artist manager.
- The release and distribution of indie products/ artists through major record labels.
- Many unsigned bands and artists who record demos in order to obtain a recording contract.
- The postmortem four months after the 90% local content. How the 90% local music translate into airplay in the context of South Africa with its multiplicity of ethnic groups and indigenous sound representation.
- The gathering of the grandest music markets from Africa and beyond, sharing best practice, challenges and successes. The Do’s and Don’ts in managing, promoting and hosting music markets.
- The richness of South Africa’s indigenous sounds and the challenges of making South African traditional music globally appealing. Where to from now?
- Developing control of a healthy strong voice in a healthy strong body.
- Statistics that have shown 2 out of 10 artists that get signed to a record label succeed. Who is that artist? How do you know you have found the right artist? A nightmare for A & R (Artist & Repertoire).